June's General Meeting is a virtual meeting

Thursday June 18th at 7:00 pm via a WebEx


K2WB will be hosting the event

The setup instructions,  meeting number and password to access the meeting are the same as April's meeting.

Look for an Email  for details on how to get on Web Ex


June VHF Contest
We will all be operating from our home stations this June VHF Contest.
The Packrats will not be going to Camelback this year.
Mike Andrayo N2DEQ has volunteered to be our June "operate from home"
Chairman. He will be a presenter at the May 21st virtual General meeting.
Please plan to attend this WebEx meeting. He has important information
for the Packrat contest effort. (WebEx PW and other numbers are the same as April's meeting).
" . . . The Camelback committee discussed if we should go to Camelback this year.
The consensus was to recommend to the BoD that the Packrats NOT go to Camelback this year.
Many, who had planned to go, express very valid reasons about personnel heath and family concerns . . . " 
The BoD has accepted the recommendation of the committee and voted not to go to Camelback. They encourage all Packrats to operate from home instead.
So, we are NOT going to Camelback this year but we will all operate in the June VHF contest from home !  Please plan to get on all the bands and help turn in a great
club score!
Packrats - please send a copy of your log to Dave, K3KM along with sending your log to the ARRL.




Upcoming MUD Conference 2020

2020 Microwave Update Conference of

Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club and N.E.W.S.

The conference will be held October 15-18th 2020

stay tuned for updates



Welcome to the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club

Dedicated to serving the VHF / UHF/ Microwave Amateur Radio community as well as enhancing the state of the art for 50 MHz and above weak signal operation.

The Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club was founded in 1956 by a group of Philadelphia area hams whose main interests were building equipment and operating the amateur radio frequencies of 50 MHz and above. The founding members almost immediately were nicknamed the "Pack Rats" because of their propensity for collecting all manner of electronic equipment and parts. The nickname stuck and for more than 60 years the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club, better known as the "Pack Rats", has grown and prospered.

Although the higher frequency and microwave bands carry the mystique of requiring specialized technical skills, our members come from all walks of life but share a common interest in VHF and above operating and help each other wherever possible. We do have a number of members with technical expertise and many of the transverter, amplifier, and antenna designs that these members have created have been publicized in the major Amateur Radio journals and conferences.